Different types of Fighting!

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pinto2 Newbie 2 posts
Hey everyone, as you can see I'm new here. I just started Ju-Jitsu and have a really brief Karate background. I was wondering if you guys could give me a little info on what different types of martial arts specialize in. Ex: Ju-Jitsu is mostly ground work. But hopfully with a little more detial. Thanks a lot.
Robsco 1319 posts
Firstly, welcome to the site, hope ya get a lot of use out of it.

Ju-Jitsu isn't mainly groundwork, it's a mix of everything. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is mainly groundwork, but also works takedowns, so 'slightly' like Judo, but in Judo ya don't spend that much time on the ground, obviously depends on the club tho.

Some Ju-Jitsu clubs may not do any groundwork, others may, it all depends really.

Did you want details on other arts? or was that it?
The Admin Guy
Bren Addict 123 posts
Welcome aboard.

Which particular martial arts are you thinking of? There are a large number of different styles around. Throw in a few names.

Traditional styles or modern styles, Japanese, Chinese, up close or at a distance, on the floor or staying on your feet, hand to hand or using weapons.

(This being a Ju Jitsu site) most people will encouage you to stick with JJ (enlightened as they are) but having said that you have to draw a line between TJJ and BJJ. Ref Robs enlightened comments.
pinto2 Newbie 2 posts
Thanks for the clarification. But i was wondering about martial arts like Judo, and Karate, ect... Also, i'm really lucky because the guy I'll be working with the top rated guy in Canada. Thanks for the all the info in advance.
sl Resident 855 posts
We seem to get a few candians on here dont we... welcome aboard!!!!! your not big red are you ?
Robsco 1319 posts
Karate = punching and kicking
Judo = throwing
BJJ = groundwork + takedowns
Capoiera = dancing
TKD = fancy kicks to look like a prick
Aikido = joint locks with long skirts
Ju-Jitsu = the father of all Japanese martial arts
Escrima = crazy stick people
Kung Fu = lots of monkeying around
The Admin Guy
sl Resident 855 posts
hahaha TKD to look like a prick...... v nice statement....
trevek2 Addict 119 posts
wouldn't that be prick-boxing?

BTW, has anyone seen that scary video on the FHM Dr Dread site?
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Trey Regular 49 posts
hey guys, how about a little backround on ninjitsu for me?

i wanna get into it!
Power Is Mental And Psyical Su
Bassmonger Resident 198 posts
Basically, ninjitsu involves flipping out and cutting people's heads off.

I hear it also involves "hiding in the rafters with weapons, and then I'd kill you" - which is what apparently makes it better than BJJ, boxing, thai boxing etc.

Trey Regular 49 posts
sneak attack....sounds.....fun.
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budoman Newbie 12 posts
interesting subject for me. alot of people look down on tkd. And just about anybody you speak with will tell you that what they study or train in is going to be the best martial art. These days bjj is very popular because of the gracie's and the ufc so there are alot of people who study this form. Even bjj came from tjj but was just evolved like a sience by the gracie family.Wherever you train just make sure it is a sience that is always changing looked at like a sience and not a tradition that is not updated or things arnt added from time to time that will work. Dont study just one style. Learn anything that works.